NC State Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators

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Board Meeting FAQs:

  • Q: When does the Board meet?
  • A: The Board meets approximately every 6 to 8 weeks



  • AIT must be 40 hours a week during main business hours Monday through Friday (ie. 8am to 5pm or 9am to 6pm)
  • Most AITs are unpaid positions
  • AITs can hold down flexible part time jobs NOT during the 40 hour AIT time
  • You cannot apply for the State or National Exam until you are within 30 days of finishing the training portion of the AIT Program
  • Future AITs must find their own Preceptor


Reciprocity/Endorsement FAQs:

  • Reciprocity/Endorsement applicants must have a current active license in the state from which they are coming from
  • Every Reciprocity/Endorsement applicants MUST take and pass the North Carolina State Exam
  • All Reciprocity/Endorsement applicants must have a personal interview with the Board at a given Board Meeting
  • State Exam Study Materials: The Rules and Statutes for the Licensing of Nursing Home Administrators and Rules Governing the Licensure of Nursing Homes (go to and do an Administrative Code Search Online and look for Title 10A, Chapter 13, Subchapter D)
  • There is no practice test for the State Exam


Temporary License FAQs:

  • A Temporary License is issued to an applicant based on a Facility’s need. It is not issued to an individual
  • By getting a Temporary License it does NOT in any way enable an applicant to qualify for a Full License
  • The Temporary License Process is totally separate and apart from any other licensure process
  • Temporary License is issued from Board Meeting to Board Meeting
  • A Temporary License can only be issued for up to a total of Six Months


Renewals FAQs:

  • You must have 30 hours of Continuing Education to Renew your license
  • All licenses renew September 30th in an odd or even year
  • Your first Initial License comes due the 2nd September 30th after issuance
  • You can only have 10 hours of NAB/NCERS approved Self Study Courses every two years